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tv   Sport Today  BBC News  February 6, 2017 1:45am-2:01am GMT

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this is sport today, live from the bbc sport centre. coming up on this programme: atlanta falcons hold a 21—3 lead over the new england patriots early in the second half of super bowl 51 in houston. cameroon come from behind to beat egypt and win the africa cup of nations. and manchester united pile the misery on premier league champions leicester city. hello and welcome to the programme, where we start with news from houston in texas where it's half—time in super bowl 51 between the new england patriots and the atlanta falcons with the falcons 21—3 ahead. there was no score in the first quarter before the game sprung to life shortly after with three touchdowns from the falcons. devonta freeman, matt ryan and robert alford then picked off a tom brady pass that he returned 82 yards for the touchdown before a late field goal from the pats saw them get off the mark.
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the largest comeback in super bowl history is ten points, a feat that has been accomplished three times. falcons looking for their first super bowl title in franchise history after losing their only previous appearance in the nfl‘s 1999. 21- 21— three in the third quarter. cameroon have won their fifth africa cup of nations with a late goal from substitute vincent aboubakar to seal a 2—1 victory over egypt. the match was played in libreville, the capital of host country gabon, and piers edwards was there watching it all unfold. cameroon are champions of africa for a fifth time overall, and for the first time since 2002, and they have done things the hard way. prior to the tournament, seven players refused to honour international call ups for various reasons, and even during the tournament there was a
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bonus round involving the players and theirfederation. bonus round involving the players and their federation. in the final they didn't do anything easily. egypt lost mohammed el nene in the first half, but cameron headed through from close range, and in the dying moments vincent aboubakar produced a moment of magic to produced a moment of magic to produce theirfirst produced a moment of magic to produce their first victory since 2004, a wonderful end to a very, very good tournament. had i believe that already, for sure, and just after full—time. .. had i believe that already, for sure, and just afterfull—time... at that moment, i knew we were going to be victors by the end, because we had the position on the ball. first time it was a bit difficult, but in the second half, the cross was a great one. when we came back to the
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second half, we made it easy, and the changes the coach made were great for us. because of those changes, we are victorious. we are very happy and we hope more victories like this will come. champions leicester city are very much in a relegation battle after a 3—0 home defeat to manchester united left them just one point off the bottom three. united, on the other hand, are nowjust two points off the top four. just before half—time henrik mikitarian scored and zlatan ibrahimovic doubled the lead just 90 seconds later. juan mata notched a third for the visitors at the start of the second half. leicester, whose next game in the league is away to fellow strugglers swansea city, haven't scored a premier league goal this year and have now lost four in a row. united are now unbeaten in 15 league games and one point off fifth placed liverpool. yeah, really important for us. we
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lost two points in the last match at home. we were three consecutive premier league matches withdraws. we needed the points. the performance was more of the same, more of the same. we play well, we are playing well, we are controlling matches. the performance was more of the same — with goals. until the girl, we were good, strong, we tried to do our match, tried to close the space, but after two goals in two minutes, we lost our strength, our shape also. we wanted to do something good, also, at the beginning of the second half, but we conceded at the beginning, and this was so hard, so fast, and easy for the united players.
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an injury time winner from manchester city's gabriel jesus gave pep guardiola's side all three points against swansea city in sunday's early premier league game. the brazilian striker, who joined city last month, gave them an early lead, but swansea looked like they were heading for a point when gilfy sigurdson grabbed an equaliser in the final ten minutes. the win takes guardiola's side back into the top three. and they havejesus to thank. in spain's primera divison real madrid's match at celta vigo was postponed because of minor structural damage to the stadium after strong winds over the weekend. real do still hold a one—point lead at the top over barcelona but have two games in hand. on sunday sevilla missed a chance to go level with barca when they ere held to a goalless draw at home to villarreal. struggling sporting gijon lost 4—2 to alaves, and another relegation threatened side 0sasuna were beaten by real sociedad. juventus have re—established a six—point lead at the top of italy's serie a thanks tojuan cuadrado's strike that helped them to a 1—0 victory over inter.
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marco parolo scored four as lazio thumped bottom of the table pescara 6—2 and it takes lazio ahead of inter and into fourth place. in the dutch eredivisie league leaders feyenoord won 2—0 away to fc twente, nicolai joergensen with second three minutes from time. they're five points ahead of second placed ajax who beat roda jc two nil. there were a host of davis cup ties across the weekend, but none ended in more dramatic fashion than that between canada and great britain. canada's 17—year—old denis shapovalov was defaulted from the decisive match for hitting the umpire in the eye with a ball seemingly struck in anger. kyle edmund had just broken serve to lead 6—3, 6—4, 2—1 when frustration got the better of shapovalov. a default followed, giving britain a 3—2 victory in the world group first—round tie in ottawa. for all the davis cup results, visit the bbc sport website. wales provided a stirring second
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half performance to thrash italy 33—7 in rome on sunday to go top of the six nations on the opening weekend. the welsh trailed 7—3 at half—time but spearheaded by leigh halfpenny who scored 18 points the visitors were dominant in the second half, running in three tries. they will play defending champions england next saturday in what is sure to be a pivotal game in this season's championship. the world light heavyweight champion andre ward says he would give sergei kovalev a rematch. ward won a controversial decision when the pair met last year in a unification match. speaking exclusively to the bbc, ward talked about the tough moments in their first fight, including getting knocked down. i know what i have in me. i don't get a lot of credit for having a good chin, for being tough. sometimes i get tagged as being slick. but there's so much more
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going on inside that square circle than me being slick, and i had to prove it. i knew it had to be a tough fight. but when i went down, i didn't panic. it's ok, let's go. and it's the worst mistake he could have made because it woke me up, and from there, we went to work. it's not ideal but that's my favourite performance based on the way i responded and my team. he has been complaining that he felt he was robbed. do you want to fight him ain? robbed. do you want to fight him again? if this situation is right, i have no problem fighting him. it's interesting that i pushed for this fight. he didn't push for it. there's nothing scary about this quy: there's nothing scary about this guy, and that's what he has that understand. he acts as if there is the music that turns on when he walks in a room. i'm not buying it. i've shown that i can take his best and beat him. he can argue about the decision. that's fine. at the end of the day, what he has to realise is that he didn't have an answer. to the nba where
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russell westbrook scored 42 points to lead the oklahoma city thunder to a 105—99 win over the visiting portland trail blazers on sunday. the 28—year—old produced his 25th triple—double of the season on friday to propel the side to a 114—102 victory over the grizzlies and was in fine form on home court in this match as well. oklahoma's poor shooting percentage helped give portland a six—point advantage at half time but westbrook led the way as his side claimed a six—point win. just enough time to let you know that the atlanta falcons have scored a fourth touchdown early in the third quarter of their super bowl li against the new england patriots. so it is 28- against the new england patriots. so it is 28— three, coleman adding to touchdowns from matt ryan, devonta freeman and robert alford. it's all going wrong for the patriots and they are looking for victory under tom brady, his fifth, but it doesn't
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look at the moment like it's going to happen, 28— three to the falklands. everything else on the website. goodbye. hello there. it has been a bit of a mixed weekend, weatherwise. temperatures have been slowly dipping down by a few degrees. this is how we ended the day in studland, dorset. you can see the sunset over poole harbour there, a very serene scene, with the murmuration too. by monday morning, many of us are likely to see some frost and some fog, so a bit of a wintry flavour to the weather to start off your new working week. so let's look at first thing monday morning. temperatures, even in our towns and cities, really a degree or so either side of freezing. it could be quite a bit colder than that in the countryside first thing. so a sharp frost, and then later in the day we see low pressure approaching from the atlantic, bringing rain to western parts of the uk on that weather front. but to start things off, then, monday morning at 8:00am, cold and clear across much of wales, southern and central england. the odd pocket of fog around,
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particularly across parts of eastern england, and certainly some frost here. cloudier skies towards the far west of england, western parts of wales, and northern ireland, too, but chilly for much of northern ireland, northern england and scotland. we have some frost first thing in the morning, and some mist and some fog patches to watch out for as well. so take care on the roads, because we have got that frost, and also the fog around. through the course of the day we will see that front moving into western areas, so the winds picking up for northern ireland, wales, the south—west of england, too, with the arrival of some rain. central and eastern parts of the country remaining dry, certainly with less windy and colder, too, with temperatures around five in the east, ten further west. moving through monday evening and overnight, increasingly that rain will turn to snow over the high ground, as it makes its way eastwards across northern england, and scotland, too. further south it will be falling as rain. and once that rain clears through, early on tuesday, we are looking at, again, some fogginess first thing in the morning. so this is how tuesday looks. we have got this weather front which is sitting across eastern parts of the uk.
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it bumps into high pressure, which is situated across scandinavia, and that means the weather front won't be going anywhere in a hurry. so it remains fairly cloudy towards the east. a few spots of rain, a slice of sunshine for the likes of scotland, northern ireland and wales, but then further rain working into the south—west late in the day, and temperatures a touch milder than recent days, between around about 6—10 degrees. then, heading through into wednesday, a quieter day here. we have got that front in the eastjust fading away, so still quite cloudy towards the east, but it should be dry. some brighter skies, particularly for parts of wales, the south—west of england, too, and temperatures generally between about 4—9 degrees on wednesday. and then, towards the end of the week the milder air is pushed away, and what we are going to see is colder conditions coming in from the east. bye for now. welcome to bbc news, broadcasting to viewers in north america and around the globe. i'm chris rogers. our top stories: standing his ground — as his travel ban remains suspended, president trump calls for people coming into the us to be checked very carefully.
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france's far right leader, marine le pen, attacks globalisation and radical islam, as she launches her presidential campaign. she promises to uphold france's values. hundreds of thousands take to the streets again in romania, saying they don't trust the government. and one of the world's biggest sporting events — the superbowl is underway with millions of americans and many more around the world tuning in.
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